By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Jaclyn Hofmann
Anthony turns up in Caroline’s bedroom one night bearing waffle fries, a beat-up book, and a homework assignment they’re supposed to do together: explore Walt Whitman’s poem “Song of Myself”. Chronically sick, Caroline hasn’t been to school in a while… and can’t ever remember meeting some kid named Anthony, which dials up both her suspicions and her “snark-o-meter.” But as the two get to know each other through Whitman’s powerful verse, they finally learn of the deeper mystery which brought them together. I AND YOU is a valentine to youth, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness.
Language, Mature Themes
90 minutes. There is no intermission.
January 29–February 21, 2016
Thursday–Saturday at 8:00pm
Saturday & Sunday at 2:30pm
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5 Questions with Lauren Gunderson
Aurora Apprentice Company member Brooke Owens interviewed Atlanta native Lauren Gunderson, playwright of I and You.
Community Conversation: “Misfitting In”
February 11, 2016 | 7:15–7:55pm
Every teenager feels like they don’t fit in at some point. Even adults feel that way occasionally, being “alone in a room full of people.” The need to be a part of group is instinctual; it’s survival. But what happens when someone genuinely feels they don’t fit in? Join us for a conversation about assessing the social situations and anxieties that can make acceptance difficult, and ways to empower both parents and teenagers to address and overcome these obstacles with positive tactics.
|Anthony u/s||Mike Filer|
|Caroline u/s||Jasmine Ellis|
|Producing Artistic Director||Anthony P. Rodriguez|
|Associate Producer||Ann-Carol Pence|
|Associate Artistic Director||Justin Anderson|
|Stage Manager||Cate Lightburn|
|Set Designer||Lee Maples|
|Lighting Designer||Jordan Wardach|
|Sound Designer||Daniel Pope|
|Costume Designer||Andrew Hobson|
|Props Designer||Kristen Hunsicker|
|Company Manager||Katie Pelkey|
|Technical Director||Daniel Terry|
|Scenic Artist||Sarah Thomson|
|Directing Assistant||Alexandra Mahoney|